Compare the best rates from 39 car insurance companies in Florida.
Across the Sunshine State, there are 267,793 miles of road just waiting to be driven. We’ll get you ready with the best — and most affordable — insurance policy, then you take the wheel.
Good drivers can save money on car insurance! Insurance companies use your driving record as a way to predict what kind of risk you pose. Without at-fault accidents, speeding tickets or DUIs on your record, you are a less risky and more affordable customer for an insurance company compared to a motorist with a driving history of car accidents and citations.
In addition to cheaper premiums, some companies offer good driver discounts. While the amount of insurance discount varies based on your company, it can range between 5 and 10%. If we’re looking beyond just average rates and at individual companies, Nationwide seems to have the cheapest rates for good drivers.
|Rating Factor||$ Savings||% Savings|
|No Traffic Tickets||$630||27.29%|
Young drivers between the ages of 16 and 25 pay the most for car insurance across the U.S. Because of the risk presented by inexperienced drivers, teen drivers pay more than three times the national average for car insurance. For teen drivers, historically the most expensive drivers to insure, we’ve found that GEICO, Progressive, and Liberty Mutual are the cheapest companies.
|Age||Annual Rate with Parents||Annual Rate Alone|
Having a bad driving record can be a huge burden for getting cheap car insurance — no matter your location. In Florida in 2019, a DUI raised rates an average of $1,085 a year. Other violations, such as an at-fault accident or a speeding ticket will also hurt your driving record. Based on our research, if you’ve had a DUI or at-fault accident, your best bet for cheap car insurance is to shop with Liberty Mutual, State Farm, or Nationwide.
|Rating Factor||Annual Rate||% Increase|
Each car insurance company advertises its low costs. But as with any product or service, the most affordable car insurance policy isn't always the best option. Considering the financial stakes, it's worthwhile to do the due diligence to find a policy that will cover your car adequately in the event of an accident. Work to find the best value, rather than settling for the most affordable auto insurance you find.
Compare top auto insurance companies' fiscal strength and claims satisfaction ratings to better understand the level of service they might provide. Claims satisfaction — measured by J.D. Power — is ranked on a scale of 2 to 5, with 5 being "among the best" and 2 being "the rest." Financial strength — calculated by AM Best and varying from "Poor" to "Superior" — assesses an insurance company's financial strength and ability to meet its contractual and policy obligations.
|Insurance Company||Claims Satisfaction (J.D. Power)||Financial Strength (AM Best)|
|Direct General||Not Rated||Excellent|
State minimum insurance requirements in Florida are as follows:
Optional car insurance coverages in Florida — varying by carrier — include:
If you opt for the minimum required coverage in Florida, be prepared to pay an average of $1,102 each year. This exceeds the national average by 77%. If you want a higher standard of coverage, select an auto insurance policy with additional coverage like comprehensive and collision coverages to insure against the costs of car-versus-car collisions, auto theft, or weather incidents.
However, better coverage comes at a price. In Florida, a comprehensive insurance policy with a $1,000 deductible costs $2,164, 96% more than basic insurance coverage. For comprehensive insurance coverage with a $500 deductible, Florida drivers can expect to pay 133% more than you would for a liability insurance-only policy.
Analyze average expenditures for basic, better, and best insurance coverage levels in the table below or read more about coverage requirements in the state of Florida.
When you receive a ticket your car insurance rates will probably go up. How much your rates rise depends on the violation, your car insurance company's pricing standards, and differing local insurance regulations. That's why tickets may have a different impact on insurance in your state compared to the national average.
Below is a look at average auto insurance rates in Florida after a few common citations.
|Violation||Avg. Annual Rate||Rate Increase (%)||Rate Increase ($)|
|Hit and Run||$3,507||52%||$1,198|
|Refused Breathalyzer/Chemical Test||$3,165||37%||$856|
|Driving with a Suspended License||$3,507||52%||$1,198|
|Driving with an Open Container||$2,906||26%||$597|
|Operating a Vehicle Without Permission||$2,927||27%||$618|
|Passing a School Bus||$2,906||26%||$597|
|Following Too Closely||$2,882||25%||$574|
|Failure to Stop at a Red Light||$2,906||26%||$597|
|Driving Wrong Way/Wrong Lane||$2,906||26%||$597|
|Failure to Yield||$2,906||26%||$597|
|Speeding in a School Zone||$2,888||25%||$579|
|Driving Too Slowly||$2,888||25%||$579|
|Driving with Expired Registration||$2,560||11%||$252|
|Failure to Show Documents||$2,560||11%||$252|
|Failure to Use Child Safety Restraint||$2,332||1%||$24|
|Failure to Wear a Seat Belt||$2,332||1%||$24|
|Driving Without Lights||$2,309||0%||$0|
Our data shows thatUSAAis the cheapest insurance company in Florida at $507 for a 6-month policy or $84/month. The best way to find the cheapest car in Florida is to compare auto insurance quotes from as many companies as possible. Use ourcomparison toolto see rates in Florida for your driving profile.
Yes, Florida is a no-fault state. This means if you're injured in a crash, you're required to cover your own bodily injury payments — regardless of fault.
Auto insurance companies charge higher-than-average rates in many parts of Florida due to the increased likelihood of claims and the state's relatively high share of uninsured drivers. When comparing car insurance rates in Florida, consider uninsured motorist coverage as an add-on.
Car insurance companies calculate your rate based on many factors, location of the vehicle being an important one. The cheapest car insurance is found in Gainesville, Florida, and the most expensive in West Palm Beach, Florida.
|Rank||City||Avg. Annual Premium|
|1||West Palm Beach||$3,187|
|17||Port St. Lucie||$2,386|
At The Zebra, we know better than most just what a pain buying car insurance can be. We also know that students suffer from higher-than-average policy rates. Talk about a double-whammy. That’s why, this year, we’ve decided to continue The Zebra’s annual scholarship with the goal of helping to alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Florida area, while also getting an insider view of the Sunshine State.
So, students, we want to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state— from your unique perspective. If it makes sense to hit the open road and be our virtual tour guide, that's great! But there are no limits to what we're looking for: a narrated animation, a slideshow of memorabilia, an illustrated map of the best roadside attractions on the way. This is a chance for you to showcase any place you love in as an original way as possible.
The length of the road trip to your feature destination is inconsequential. So if you have an awesome spot in mind that's just two miles from home, we want to see it.
Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States. Upon notification, winner(s) must supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance.
Your original video should not exceed 2 minutes
The video must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo
Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
your name, address, and phone number when you submit
Selected winner(s) will be awarded a check for $1,000
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31st, 2020
Winner(s) will be selected and notified by email by January 31st, 2021
The winner will be selected based on creativity in the content and presentation
*Upon notification, winner(s) must also supply a current proof of enrollment at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States.
By participating, entrants represent that the video submitted is their sole and original work and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any other party. In other words, no copyrighted music or images may be used.
Employees of The Zebra and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the contest.
Written credits for any technical or talent positions (e.g., editor, director, actors) should be included with your submission, along with any sources used to create the video.